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vetch / vech/ • n. a widely distributed scrambling herbaceous plant (genus Vicia) of the pea family that is cultivated as a silage or fodder crop.

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vetch (fruit of a) plant of the genus Vicia. XIV. ME. fecche, ficche and vecche — AN., ONF. veche = OF. vece (mod. vesce):- L. vicia.
Hence vetchling plant of the genus Lathyrus. XVI; see -LING1.

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vetch Old term applied generally to legumes; originally Vicia spp., also called tares.

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vetch See VICIA.